Discovery

Massive Pharaoh Head Unearthed

Talk about having your head in the sand. The stone head of Amenhotep III, one of Egypt's most famous pharaohs, was recently unearthed after years of resting underground. An Egyptian-European expedition led by a German-Armenian archaeologist has been in charge of digs in the area for the last several years. The head is about the height of a person and was found in the southern city of Luxor around the ruins of the pharaoh's mortuary temple. Amenhotep III ruled 3,400 years ago at the height of Egypt's New Kingdom and was the father of the famous Tutankhamun. The massive stone head was part of a larger statue found several years ago.